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20 hottest Vogue covers featuring Black women

PhotoGrid_1442520225996Vogue Magazine has made history by putting two African American women on the cover for two months in a row. Beyonce appeared in September, followed by Lupita Nyong’o in the latest (October) issue.

With the recent surge of more Black women on reputable magazine covers like Vogue, it prompts one to consider those who paved the way to diversify what people see when they look at magazine stands.

While diversity is still a work in progress, some of the top Black models, music artists, and entertainers are changing the definition of ‘cover’ quality beauty.

From Beverly Johnson to Beyonce, whether past or present, each cover represents a pivotal moment for not just women of color, but all women in general.

Here’s a look at 20 of the hottest Vogue covers featuring black women:

Naomi Campbell (May 2013)

Beyonce (September 2015)

Lupita Nyong’o (July 2014)

Tina Turner (April 2013)

Michelle Obama (April 2013)

Halle Berry (September 2010)

Rihanna (November 2014)

Liya Kebede for Vogue Paris (May 2015)

Vogue Korea (March 2013)

Naomi Campbell for Vogue Russia (December 2008)

Jennifer Hudson (March 2007)

Jordan Dunn (Feb 2015)

Beyonce (April 2009)

Rihanna (March 2014)

Michelle Obama (March 2009)

Halle Berry (December 2002)

Rose Cordero (March 2010)

Iman for Vogue Germany (June 1982)

Iman for Vogue Italia (March 1976)


Beverly Johnson (August 1974)